Apr 25, 2011

Once Upon a "Monthly"? Challenge

Hi and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and spent happy times with your loved ones.

It's time once again for Elena (The Redhaired Girl)and I to post our cards for the,
Once Upon a Monthly Challenge we started last year. Of course I've been a bit of a procrastinator and so it's become more of a bi-monthly challenge but one that I truly enjoy. You will not want to miss the darling card that I received from Elena for the challenge. Here's a bit of a peek:

So PLEASE stop by her blog, check out her fabulous and oh so cute card with some wonderful little ribbon flowers that you will just fall in love with. I know I did. Then don't forget to leave some comment love because we all like to hear that our work is appreciated.

For the "theme" this time around Elena picked (Ribbon) and not just tie a plain old bow but something different. Well I must say I found this to be a challenge because I'm more of a tie a plain old bow type of stamper (I'm still trying to figure out how to use the Bow Easy). But I persevered and after some searching I found this tutorial on Becca Feeken's blog (Amazing Grace) and decided that I could handle this one. Thanks Becca and Elena for getting me out of my bow tieing "rut" and coming up with something that I really liked how it turned out.

So here is my card:

Not a great deal of stamping on this card since the only thing stamped is the sentiment.

Card Details:
Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay,Whisper White.-SU
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye-Bloom and Grow line
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Apricot Appeal-SU (sponged on).
Sentiment Stamp - AnnaBelle Stamps (Easter Hope)
Other: Butterfly Die - A.Muse Studio
Nestabilitie Circle Dies
Pearls - A.Muse Studio - Dyed with Copic Markers
Border Punch - EK Success
Orange Satin Ribbon - A.Muse Studio
Needle and Orange Thread.

That's it...the tutorial is easy to follow and the result looks fabulous(IMO).

Have a wonderful week and try not to eat to much Easter Candy (come on you know you'll eat some)!


Sue W said...

Fabulous card Ida! Love the orange on it and that ribbon detail is beautiful! Hope you're well. x

Lorie said...

It does look fabulous! Love your card!

Elena said...

Your card is gorgeous, Ida! I really loved that ribbon ruffle! Thank you so much for playing with me! :)

Lynn said...

Love the colors on this card and you rocked the ribbon technique!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Ida! Love those butterflies and that luscious orange ribbon!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my, you girls outdid yourselves with this one! Both of your cards are just wonderful!!! That ribbon is just lucious.

Leslie Miller said...

I love it! Sometimes the sentiment is all you need, especially with these pretty papers, ribbon, butterflies, and the cool border punch.

Teresa said...

Beautiful Ida - love the colours, the butterflies and the ribbon treatment.
Thanks for dropping by my blog - it was so nice to hear from you :)